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Re: colon in the mode-line

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: colon in the mode-line
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:01:17 +0200

> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:55:29 +0100
> From: "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden>
> >From man/mule.texi:
>   The mode line indicates whether multibyte character support is enabled
>   in the current buffer.  If it is, there are two or more characters (most
>   often two dashes) before the colon near the beginning of the mode line.
>   When multibyte characters are not enabled, nothing precedes the colon
>   except a single dash.
> Which colon?

>From man/screen.texi:

      The colon after @var{cs} changes to another string in some cases.
    Emacs uses newline characters to separate lines in the buffer.  Some
    files use different conventions for separating lines: either
    carriage-return linefeed (the MS-DOS convention) or just
    carriage-return (the Macintosh convention).  If the buffer's file uses
    carriage-return linefeed, the colon changes to either a backslash
    (@samp{\}) or @samp{(DOS)}, depending on the operating system.  If the
    file uses just carriage-return, the colon indicator changes to either
    a forward slash (@samp{/}) or @samp{(Mac)}.  On some systems, Emacs
    displays @samp{(Unix)} instead of the colon for files that use newline
    as the line separator.

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